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China launches STAR, tech stock market to boost industry

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:43pm

Trading starts Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington.

Hill Air Force Base personnel conducting training in Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:17pm

Combat aircraft and support personnel from Hill Air Force Base in Utah are conducting training in several European countries.

Official: Tech execs gathering at White House

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:33pm

A Trump administration official says tech company executives are due to meet Monday at the White House with the president's chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow.

Dispute pulls CBS off the air for DirecTV customers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:48pm

A business dispute took CBS off the air for millions of satellite television customers of DirecTV and AT&T U-verse on Saturday.

New Greek PM emphasizes tax cuts, jobs, security

Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:39pm

New Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Saturday that cutting taxes, attracting jobs and tackling rising crime will be his top priorities.

Artists withdraw from NYC museum show over tear gas link

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:34pm

Seven artists have asked New York City's Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law enforcement supplies including tear gas.

Utah call-center company to add up to 200 Montana employees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:41pm

A call-center company will add as many as 200 employees in Montana after landing contracts with a national meal-kit delivery service.

Bankrupt US coal company secures short-term funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:51pm

A U.S. judge has approved funding to allow a bankrupt coal company to maintain basic operations for a few days.

Officials: BA suspending flights from London for 2 days

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:46pm

Egyptian officials say Cairo's international airport has been notified by British Airways that the airline is suspending flights to and from London for two days.

American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

Marcus Lim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:41pm

American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot — the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant.

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:23pm

British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they were suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security.

Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:39am

Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to heighten the risk of missteps and miscalculation that could lead to an armed conflict with global consequences.

Glacier officials teed off over tourists' golf break

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:32am

Glacier National Park officials are teed off over a report that tourists were hitting golf balls off Going-to-the-Sun Road during a traffic delay.

What consumers can do as regulators weigh compounds' risks

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:53am

At first, Tomas Monarrez didn't notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans.

Trump's 'go back' remark: In workplace, it might be illegal

David Crary and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:14am

President Donald Trump's suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to countries "from which they came" has excited some in his political base. Yet in many of America's workplaces and institutions, the same language would be unacceptable and possibly illegal.

Iran tanker seizure linked to earlier act by UK marines

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:19am

Taken on its own, Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz may seem like a brazen act of aggression, a provocative poke in the nose to both Britain and its ally, the United States.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week

Hope Yen, Amanda Seitz and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:09am

President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America.

Turkey steps up drilling activities around Cyprus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 4:09am

Turkey's vice president said Saturday that his country is dispatching a survey vessel to join two drillships and another research boat to search for hydrocarbons off ethnically divided Cyprus.

The Latest: UK rejects Iran's 'tit for tat' view of tanker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:29am

The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):

Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

Amir Vahdat and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:38am

Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a helicopter onto the vessel in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.